For Release: August 31, 2020
Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Petersen, email@example.com
Public meeting rescheduled for B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. –
Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov. and follow us on Twitter @USBR and @ReclamationCVP.
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority is a joint-powers authority that serves two roles: 1) to provide representation on common interests of the Water Authority’s 28 member agencies; and 2) to operate and maintain the Central Valley Project facilities, including the Jones Pumping Plant, the Delta-Mendota Canal and the O’Neill Pumping Plant, that the Authority’s member agencies depend on for delivery of CVP water. The Authority’s member agencies contract with Reclamation for a portion of their water supply and provide water to approximately 1.2 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley, over 2,000,000 people in the Silicon Valley, and approximately 200,000 acres of managed wetlands of critical importance to the Pacific Flyway.